convert

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[ verb kuhn-vurt; noun kon-vurt ]
/ verb kənˈvɜrt; noun ˈkɒn vɜrt /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to become converted.
Football. to make a conversion.

noun

one who has been converted, as to a religion or opinion.

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Origin of convert

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First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English converten, from Latin convertere “to change completely,” equivalent to con-con- + vertere “to turn round” (see verse); convert (noun) replacing converse,Middle English convers (from Anglo-French ), from Latin; see converse2

synonym study for convert

1. See transform.

OTHER WORDS FROM convert

con·ver·tive, adjective

Definition for convert (2 of 2)

convert2
[ kon-vurt ]
/ ˈkɒn vɜrt /

noun Informal.

a convertible automobile.

Origin of convert

2
by shortening of convertible
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British Dictionary definitions for convert

convert

verb (kənˈvɜːt) (mainly tr)

noun (ˈkɒnvɜːt)

a person who has been converted to another belief, religion, etc

Derived forms of convert

convertive, adjective

Word Origin for convert

C13: from Old French convertir, from Latin convertere to turn around, alter, transform, from vertere to turn
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